Hung-Chi Liang

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The Hox11 paralogous genes play critical roles in kidney development. They are expressed in the early metanephric mesenchyme and are required for the induction of ureteric bud formation and its subsequent branching morphogenesis. They are also required for the normal nephrogenesis response of the metanephric mesenchyme to inductive signals from the ureteric(More)
Although retinoic acid (RA), the active form of vitamin A, is required for normal embryonic growth and development, it is also a powerful teratogen. Infants born to mothers exposed to retinoids during pregnancy have a 25-fold increased risk for malformations, nearly exclusively of cranial neural crest-derived tissues. To characterize neural crest cell(More)
Intracranial hemorrhage in preterm neonates may result in neonatal mortality and functional disabilities, but its pathogenic mechanisms are poorly defined and better therapies are needed. We used a tetracycline-regulated transgenic system to test whether the induction of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in the germinal matrix leads to intracranial(More)
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